Live by Night - Larger Print Author:Dennis Lehane Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out of make his mark on the world. — Joe Coughlin, the son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his proper upbringing. Now in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notor... more »iety of being an outlaw.
Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from Jazz Age Boston to Tampa's Latin Quarter to the streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femme fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. A compelling saga of love and revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption that brings to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.
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Good book - well written. 1920's 1930's gangster plot. Enjoyed the main characters - even tho they were mobsters. Set in Prohabition era, but a different take than Bugsy Malone or the G-men. Friendships, enemies, the KKK, lasting love, money, bootleg liquior, families, rivals and revenge...this book has it all. I was surprised by the ending, but it fit the story. 4 stars